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How long for grass seeds to grow

hello I have some bare patches in my lawn, I have put down grass seeds to try to get some grass growing in these patches, I mowed the lawn before, scarified the lawn, and have been watering it every evening but after 5 days I'm yet to see any sign of the grass seed germinating.  is there anything I have not done? 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122
    It takes about 14 days, on average,  for germination. Possibly slightly quicker if it's warm where you are.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TomW79TomW79 Posts: 12
    Ok, thanks,  Maybe I need to be more patient!   my fiancée thinks I have gone mad because I have been crawling round the garden on my hands and knees studying the grass.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,122
    I don't think crawling around on it is a great idea - you'll just disturb the seed!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TomW79TomW79 Posts: 12
    haha don't worry I have put seeds down on half the grass, I plan to do the other half later,    I am sticking on the side that I haven't done yet.
  • AstroAstro Posts: 364
    Yeah my experience of growing in near ideal conditions is about a fortnight. You'll go one day and notice the shoots, they are usually reddish.
  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,620
    They come up as soon as you stop checking for them every day! 
  • TomW79TomW79 Posts: 12
    WillDB said:
    They come up as soon as you stop checking for them every day! 

    Hahaha
  • berardeberarde Posts: 135
    certainly 2 weeks + for me. I don't know how big are your patches, but I have trouble with the wood pigeons eating the seeds which is why I've had failures. I put down some seed for my neighbour and an hour later two pigeons were at it! I cover with fleece or bubble wrap, keeps the pigeons off and probably raises the temp a bit too. keep watering though
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby HampshirePosts: 1,130
    I recently did some repair work and I got shoots in 6 days. Make sure you keep the soil moist especially during the germination period. Rain water if you can and a fine rose to stop disturbing the seed bed. I was watering it 3 or 4 times a day when it was sunny and warm. Just enough to keep it moist, no more.
  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 376
    keep the surface of soil damp.   they won't germinate if they go bone dry.   i always put a light covering of my sandy soil over them, to assist 1) keeping moist and 2) keep birds from eating seed.  they love grass seed.

    water daily.

    daily.

    that's daily.

    do you see!!!??!!!
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